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Turkish media alleges CIA has recording of MBS ordering Khasshogi hit

Take a step back and imagine this is a James Bond movie. Where does Donald Trump fit in?

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He’s clearly the corrupt government official in league with the diabolically evil Bond villain. There’s simply no way to make him look sympathetic in the wake of Jamal Khashoggi’s murder.

Now, Turkish newspaper Hurriyet is reporting that the CIA has recorded evidence that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman instructed his goons to “silence Jamal Khashoggi as soon as possible.” If true, this would appear to contradict Trump’s dithering dispatch claiming that “maybe [MBS] did, and maybe he didn’t” order the hit.

From The Telegraph:

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Gina Haspel, CIA director, is said to have revealed the existence of a wiretapped call between Prince Mohammed and his brother Khaled bin Salman, who is Saudi’s ambassador to the US, to Turkish officials during a visit to Ankara last month, according to Hurriyet.

“It is said that the crown prince gave an instruction to silence Jamal Khashoggi as soon as possible and this instruction was captured during the CIA wiretapping,” Hurriyet columnist Abdulkadir Selvi wrote on Thursday. “The subsequent murder is the ultimate confirmation of this instruction.”

The brothers are reportedly heard talking about the “discomfort” caused by the Washington Post columnist's criticism of the kingdom's administration.

Then again, Donald Trump lying about the savage murder of a U.S.-based journalist so he doesn’t imperil his lucrative business ties is, in the Year of Our Lord 2018, just another dog-bites-man story. 

We clearly have a cartoonishly evil president. I just don’t know whether the emphasis should be on “cartoon” or “evil.”

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